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Tonight’s (Sat., August 23, 2014) UFC Fight Night 49 from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, featured a main card full of great fights and four finishes that made for stiff competition for the $50,000 post-fight bonuses. To the surprise of no one, Rafael dos Anjos earned the first $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for his jaw-dropping first round knockout of former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson in the night’s main event. The awards were announced at the UFC Fight...
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The second event of the day from the Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC Fight Night 49, went down tonight (Saturday, Aug.16 2014) from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma and it featured another great card of mixed martial arts action. Headlining the event was a pivotal battle in the lightweight division as former champion Benson Henderson took on Brazilian standout Rafael Dos Anjos which had a short but dramatic finish. Right from the bell RDA came after Henderson and was showing him no respect on the feet. A...
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Lightweights Benson Henderson and Rafael dos Anjos will headline UFC Fight Night 49 tonight (Sat. August 23, 2014), as the promotion ventures to the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. #1 at 155 pounds, “Smooth” will look to further strengthen his case for a title shot as he squares off against dangerous striker/grappler RDA. Jordan Mein will return at welterweight for the co-main event of the evening, as he battles experienced UFC veteran Mike Pyle. Francis Carmont and Thales Leites are booked to...
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UFC Fight Night 49 is underway from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and fans in the BOK Center have witnessed some great action tonight (Sat. August 23, 2014). First off was Wilson Reis vs Joby Sanchez on Fight Pass in a flyweight tilt. A tentative round one led to Reis being dropped twice by late step-in Sanchez, but he Brazilian managed to survive. The Jackson-Winklejohn product Sanchez impressed in his debut, but it was Reis who took the UD. Opening the FOX Sports prelims was the returning Ben Saunders, as he took on...
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No. 8-ranked UFC middleweight Michael “The Count” Bisping got back into the win column at today’s (Sat., August 23, 2014) UFC Fight Night 48 from the CotaiArena in Macau, China, absolutely battering Cung Le to earn a fourth round TKO stoppage in the main event. The win was a crucial one, and not surprisingly, the brash Brit called out for a fight with No. 5 Luke Rockhold, who he has had quite a bit of harsh words with recently. But today is “The Count’s” day, and he looked...
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Dana White Tells Judge Howard Hughes To Step Down In Macau

Posted on August 23, 2014, 01:54 PM by Mike Henken
Judging has always seemed to be a huge problem in the world of MMA, whether it be judges scoring a bout absurdly wrong or fans simply not agreeing with the judges’ choice. UFC president Dana White has always been vocal on this issue, once saying he was scared to bring fights to Las Vegas, the fighting capital of the world, because of poor judging. After all, White’s famous line “don’t leave it in the hands of the judges” comes from these poor decisions. UFC Fight Night 48 took...
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The UFC's return to China may have lacked the cast of a star-studded US PPV card, but it was broadcasted on Fight Pass, and managed to churn out some decent results. Michael Bisping was victorious in round four against Cung Le, as picked by LowKick contributor Mike Henken, Tyron Woodley also got a TKO stoppage as he blasted Dong Hyun Kim in the first. The Post Fight Presser took place in Macau, and UFC President Dana White was present. White revealed that the attendance for the event was 7,022, the gate was...
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The UFC Fight Night 48 card went down today (Sat. Aug 23, 2014) in Macau, China, and was headlined by perennial middleweight contender Michael “The Count” Bisping, as he was scheduled for a five round affair with former Strikeforce champion and Sanshou master Cung Le. Rather one-sided was the main event on the most part, as "The Count" battered Le in to a bloody mess. The end came after a brutal barrage dropped Le, and he was TKOd and ended up a swollen mess on the mat. The co-main for the evening...
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UFC Fight Night 48 Recap: Michael Bisping Destroys Cung Le

Posted on August 23, 2014, 09:15 AM by Buster Evans
The UFC's third trip to China is in in the bag. UFC Fight Night 48 took place inside the Cotai Arena in Macao, China. The headliner featured an important middleweight battle between TUF 3 winner Michael Bisping and former Strikeforce champion Cung Le which turned out be be a back-and-forth war. The first round was fairly even with both men scoring on the feet, Bisping seemed to have found his range towards the end of the round while utilising his footwork to avoid the strikes of Le. The second was a clear-cut...
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The big news in MMA this week was the UFC’s signing of former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, who will now take on surging No. 4-ranked Donald Cerrone in the co-main event of September 27’s stacked UFC 178 from Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez quickly stated that he wanted the belt and he wanted it soon. With a win over “Cowboy,” he could be in line for the next shot at the held-hostage UFC 155-pound title, which will finally be defended when Anthony Pettis takes on Gilbert...
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UFC Fight Night 49 is set to go down tomorrow (Saturday, August 23, 2104) from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is headlined by a top 10 lightweight clash. Former 155-pound champion Ben Henderson goes up against hungry contender Rafael dos Anjos in the evening's main event, backed up by Jordan Mein vs Mike Pyle at welterweight. Francis Carmont takes on Thales Lietes at middleweight, featherweights Max Holloway and Clay collard will collide, James Vick will take on Valmir Lazaro at lightweight, and the...
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Benson Henderson vs. Rafael dos Anjos: Mike Drahota: Henderson has looked like a man on a mission since losing his belt at UFC 164, and I think he’s fully deserving of his No. 1 ranking. He’ll always be criticized for his fighting style that many fans deem boring, but the bottom line is that he wins more often than not. Dos Anjos has been stellar as well, winning six out of his past seven with the only loss coming to No. 3-ranked Khabib Nurmagomedov. Although dos Anjos is a longtime Brazilian...
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Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre left his long-held title and status as greatest 170-pounder alive behind earlier this year. The move sent shockwaves through the sport of MMA, as did his reasoning behind the vacation of the strap. GSP has said multiple times that the lack of firm drug testing in combat sports was a big factor in his semi-retirement. Things have got better in the time since late 2013 when “Rush” beat Johny Hendricks by a controversial split decision at UFC 167,...
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UFC Fight Night 49: Rafael Dos Anjos Training Feature

Posted on August 22, 2014, 02:18 PM by Mike Drahota
Tomorrow night (Sat., August 23, 2014) No. 5-ranked UFC lightweight Rafael dos Anjos will step into the biggest fight of his life when he meets No. 1-ranked former titleholder Benson Henderson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 49 from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dos Anjos got back into the win column at UFC Fight Night 42 in June, stopping Jason High to rebound from a UFC on FOX 11 decision loss to No. 3 Khabib Nurmagomedov. “RDA” is poised to make a huge leap up the rankings if he can...
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